A Baltimore mother is being hailed on social media as “#momoftheyear” after a video in which she punishes her son for participating in the city’s violent rioting has gone viral.
Captured by a WMAR-TV photographer, the angry parent grabs her hooded son and slaps him around as she screams at him for reportedly throwing rocks at police.
Police commissioner Anthony Batts was impressed on Monday night, and told the press, “She started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed, and I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there tonight.”
People taking 48 seconds out of their day to watch the spectacle seemed to approve, as well.
— jessica corner (@queenmarie6982) April 28, 2015
Mad Props to the lady in Baltimore who went out & found her son rioting and beat the crap out of him right there on the street #momoftheyear
— §@G3 H3G3L (@SageHeugel) April 28, 2015
— Kimberly English (@mmmkimbo) April 28, 2015
— DJ Dave Martinez (@dave03102) April 28, 2015
— Space Enthusiast (@NorahSchneider) April 28, 2015
Watch the raw footage below: